On the Nifty, prominent gainers were RIL and ZEEL, while Tech Mahindra and BPCL were prominent laggards.
Indices up in pre-open trade, with Sensex up 300 points at 37,996 Nifty gained 65 points at 11,156.
Indian equities opened strong on Wednesday. Sensex opened 255 points higher at 37951. Nifty opened at 11,177, up 82 points in early deals.
The top gainers are: Reliance Industries by 7.44%, ZeeL by 6.37%, HDFC Bank by 3.81%, JSW Steel by 3.47% and Maruti by 3.17%.
The top losers are: Tech Mahindra by 2.79%, BPCL by 2.48%, IndusInd Bank by 2%, HCL Tech by 1.91% and Tata Motors by 1.68%.
Sensex, Nifty clock gains big in early session. Metal companies and banks in focus.